CC Spin #23: My First Spin

This is a recurring event at The Classics Club. I joined in 2018 but have never done a Spin before. The instructions are at the blog here. I will be reading one of the 20 books from this list, and on Sunday I will find out what I’m reading!
  1. The Golden Ass – Apuleius 
  2. Troilus & Cressida – Shakespeare
  3. The Lais of Marie de France
  4. Idylls of the King – Tennyson
  5. The Complete Cosmicomics – Italo Calvino
  6. Midnight’s Children  – Salman Rushdie (reread)
  7. Tales Before Tolkien – anthology
  8. The Nibelungenlied
  9. The Best of C.L. Moore
  10. The Complete John Silence Stories – Algernon Blackwood
  11. The Road to Wigan Pier – George Orwell
  12. The Conference of the Birds – Farid ud-Din Attar
  13. Songs of Innocence & Experience – William Blake
  14. Paradise Lost (paradiselost.org) – John Milton (reread) 
  15. The Kalevala 
  16. Ajax – Sophocles 
  17. Electra – Sophocles (drama)
  18. Le Morte d’Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table – Malory
  19. Lyrical Ballads – William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  20. The Poetic Edda 

Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

9 thoughts on “CC Spin #23: My First Spin

  1. That's quite a mix you have there. I have had the ambition to go back to some of the classics I read in school (Greek tragedies, Paradise Lost) now that I might have more of a chance of understanding them, but somehow I never get around to it. I should do a spin with those to get me going. I hope you enjoy your spin book!

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  2. The Calvino I thought an awful lot of fun, and I quite liked The Golden Ass, but I own both Kalevala & Conference of the Birds, but haven't read either one, so I hope you get one of those & can tell me about them!Hope whatever it is you like it!

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